Nov 20, 2018  
2017-18 Catalog 
2017-18 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies

Kylan Mattias deVries, Associate Professor
Taylor 125

Associated Faculty Adjunct Faculty Emerita
Alma Rosa Alvarez Amanda Singh Bans Tangren Alexander
Brook Colley Carey Jean Sojka Anne Chambers
Kylan de Vries Janelle Wilson Sandra Coyner
Carol Ferguson   Sandra Holstein
Echo Fields   Barbara Scott Winkler
Jennifer Longshore    
Diana Maltz    
Jessica Piekielek    
Fraser Pierson    
Alena Ruggerio    
Devora Shapiro    
Linda Wilcox Young    

Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies (GSWS) at Southern Oregon University is an interdisciplinary program emphasizing the teaching and study of gender, sexuality, and women in society, culture, and history. The courses in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies examine the numerous ways in which gender and sexuality intersects with multiple social forces and shapes human experience.

Students learn about themselves and the world through critical thinking and personal and social empowerment. Integrating various disciplines, GSWS provides a supportive and challenging liberal arts education through a distinct interpretive framework. At SOU, GSWS emphasizes the relationship of classroom learning to social awareness and community involvement. In addition to providing general education courses, the program offers a minor, drawing on courses from departments and programs housed across the university. We also participate in the Interdisciplinary Studies Major, as both a primary and secondary field.

Students may also enroll in the Interdisciplinary Studies Major with Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies as either a primary or secondary area. For more information about the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies minor, contact the program chair.

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Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies